Salman cases: Hit-and-run posted for July 27; Arms Act deferred till Aug 19

Two cases involving Bollywood superstar Salman Khan that were taken up for hearing concurrently in different courts have been adjourned.  

The actor’s appeal against his conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run-case which is being heard by the Bombay High Court has been further posted to July 27.

The High Court deferred the case on Monday (July 20) as the translation of the Marathi documents of the case was still incomplete. The court had on July 13 directed its registry to submit the translated matter by July 20, but it was yet to be completed.

In another case, Salman’s trail under Arms Act in a Jodhpur court has been adjourned till August 19. The Rajasthan High Court stayed the trial in the lower court until a criminal miscellaneous petition moved by the actor in the High Court was decided.

Salman had moved the High Court seeking permission to allow him to recall five prosecution witnesses, including the then district magistrate Rajat Kumar Mishra and the investigating officer (ASP) Ashok Patni, after their plea was rejected by the the trail and then the ACJM (Rural) court.

"The High Court had allowed our petition on May 28 staying the trial in the ACJM (Rural) court until the petition was not decided," Salman’s lawyer H M Saraswat said.

The hearing of the actor’s plea seeking consent for re-examinations of the five prosecution witnesses in the High Court that took place on Monday (July 20) remained incomplete. The petition will be taken up next on July 28.